Saturday, March 04, 2006

NEW Online Viral Video Course

I am always ecstatic when I receive something of REAL Value to share with my blog visitors. Jim Edwards has truly "out-did" himself on this one! I highly recommend reading his article and subscribing to this Video Course.


Viral Videos Now Prime-Time TV

- by Jim Edwards

© Jim Edwards - All Rights reserved

I flipped on VH1 yesterday and sat enthralled as a rap
artist with colorful language skills hosted "Web Junk 20"
where they played 20 videos plucked from the web and played
them on cable TV.

Last night I saw that Bravo Channel now airs a show called
"Outrageous and Contagious Viral Videos" in the afternoon
and evening.

The show features videos found online, focusing on funny,
creative and "blooper" style content (though they skipped
the foul-mouthed rap star).

Though most of the viral videos currently getting air time
on TV get ooh's, aah's and laughter, the fact that "viral
videos" are now a part of everyday reality has serious
business implications.

For those of you without a teenager or that one "special"
friend who always sends the latest joke or video every time
you open your in-box, let me bring you up to speed.

A "viral video" is a video played from a web page or as a
file on your computer. It goes "viral" because one person
sees it and passes it on to more people, who in turn pass it
on to their contacts (like a cold virus).

This social interaction is the gas in the video's tank to
help it drive around the web, sometimes getting millions of
views all over the world.

Now, once we get beyond the "jackass" stunts, bloopers, and
giggles, the principles that drive viral videos can help
generate serious traffic to business websites.

These videos go viral in a general market because they play
to interests and emotions we all share, including: laughter,
horror, lust, and sadness. In the absence of any other
common factors, we, as humans, all love to laugh, etc.

In business, we've learned that niche markets make it much
easier to sell a product or service because we can group
people based on profession, physical characteristics, and

For example, a dental supply salesman knows to target
dentists and hygienists, and would not bother calling on a
craft store.

On the web, a dog trainer knows they should target dog
lovers, and if they're really smart, they target owners of a
specific breed of dog.

Anyone who sells anything to anyone online can harness the
power of viral videos to get traffic to their website simply
by targeting their videos at a specific audience and
appealing to the same emotions that encourage people to pass
along other viral videos.

** Humor **
Put a smile on people's faces, make them laugh, give them a
moment's break from a hectic day and they'll love you for it
(and want to share it with their friends).

Who says you can't make a "how to" video for your customers
wearing a chicken suit!

** Short and Sweet **
The best videos that keep people's attention last under 6
minutes. When starting out, try to keep your videos under 2
minutes, especially if they contain mostly "commercial"

** "Ask To Pass" **
Sometimes a simple sentence of "Hey, if you like this video,
feel free to pass it along to a friend" at the end of your
video will start the viral effect rolling.

** Go Where The Viewers Go **
Once you've distributed your video to your existing
customers and asked them to share it, put your videos out
where new people can see them.

Start with,, and and then keep your eyes open for new places to
post your videos to attract new viewers.

Jim Edwards is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the
co-creator of an amazing course that will teach you step-by-
step and click-by-click how to get your own money-making
videos posted online...

"Finally! A Quick and Easy Way For YOU To Painlessly
Create, Post and PROFIT From Your Own Money-Making
Online Videos... Without Being a Computer Geek or
Paying Outrageous Fees To A Webmaster!"

I welcome any comments you may have concerning today's resource.

May You Always Be Blessed,

Christine Range

50 Most Influential Christians in America

I am an active viewer of Daystar Television Network , the fastest growing and 2nd largest Christian Television Network in the world. It was at their web site, I found ‘The 50 Most Influential Christians in America’. I thought I would share this information with you today just in case you may not have seen it.

The Church Report Magazine:

The Church Report, a magazine for church business administrators, received 150,000 nominations from Christians across America and around the world. To keep this a little short, I am just providing the top 10, you can view the entire list at the site provided below.

1) Bishop T.D. Jakes – The Potters House. Dallas, TX

2) Joel Osteen – Lakewood’s Television Outreach Ministry. Houston, TX

3) Rev. Billy Graham – Billy Graham’s Evangelistic Association. Charlotte, NC

4) Dr. Rick Warren – Saddleback Church (Author of New York Times #1 best seller, ‘The Purpose Driven Life”). Lake Forest, CA

5) Bill Hybels – Willow Creek Community Church. South Barrington, IL

6) Paul Crouch – Trinity Broadcasting Network, Santa Ana, CA

7) Joyce Meyer – Joyce Meyer Ministries. Fenton, MO

8) George W. Bush - USA President. Washington, DC

9) James C Dobson, PH.D – Focus On Family. Colorado Springs, CO

10) Chuck Colson – Prison Fellowship Ministries. Lansdowne, VA

The entire list can be found at (NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS)

I was very pleased to see four of my favorite ministers on the Top 10: Bishop T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Dr. Rick Warren and Joyce Meyer.

2006 Refreshing Times Women’s Conference:Hosted by Joni Lamb, will be held in Dallas April 6-8. You can register at site above or call 1-877-805-2132.

Be Refreshed... in God’s Presence

Christine Range